archery club welcomes local Paralympics star
Local Paralympic archer Jo Frith was among the competitors at Burnham-On-Sea
Company of Archers' annual May open tournament this week.
- who won a team gold medal and an individual silver medal at the
2016 Rio Paralympics - was welcomed to the event at Burnham's BASC
chatted to the other people present and explained the importantance
of supporting local archery clubs, adding that she hopes to inspire
the next generation of archers.
also brought along her medals with her and allowed those present
to try them on, as pictured above.
Joyce from the Burnham Company of Archers told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Needless to say, Jo showed her class on the day, winning both
the ladies' compound competition and also the best gold of the day."
wish Jo all the best as she begins the run-up to the selection shoots
for this year's world championships in China towards the end of
added: "Archery is one of a few sports where you can turn up
to a local club competition and find yourself competing against
one of the country's elite athletes."
is also a sport which people with disabilities can compete against
able-bodied people, and also children can compete or just partake,
alongside their parents."
further information about archery, see Burnham Company of Archers'
The club regularly holds 'have-a-go' sessions where visitors can
give archery a try under the expert eyes of their instructors.